The Pokes had their last home game of the season this past weekend and grabbed their eighth win against Northwestern State. Offensively, the team came alive, scoring five touchdowns for the first time since their shut-out game against SFA in week 5.
"Our Seniors, especially offensively played well on senior night,” Lance Guidry said. “James had a good night. The receivers and tight end caught the ball. We were able to run the ball as well. I thought in the first half, we played extremely well on both sides of the ball. We were able to ice the game away in the fourth quarter. It was a good night for us and it was good to see the offense come alive a little bit."
McNeese now looks ahead to conference rival Lamar this coming Saturday. The Cardinals picked up their first conference win last week against the Houston Baptist Huskies. Head Coach Lance Guidry says this game, they'll need to play with conviction.
"We're going to have to play with a lot of intensity. We're going to have to rest and refocus like it's a one game series and everything before didn't matter,” Guidry said. “That's kind of what I told them against Northwestern. That was the only game promised to them at home left on their schedule and I thought we played that way. This week is the last game on their schedule, period."
"I know everyone is looking forward towards playoffs, but we have a game to play. We play Lamar. They beat a really good Houston Baptist team that gave us some trouble,” James Tabary said. “All of our focus has to be on Lamar and not looking forward. We just need to be another 1-0 team."
The Cowboys are well aware of what this game means, it could be the last one for this group of seniors, who've won 30 games over the past four seasons.
"I think they are looking at this game at possibly their last game a lot of them will ever play in their life,” Guidry stated. “They are going to take this one in and if they get a bonus game after that they are going to be happy, but if not I think they are prepared for it because they know it's in the hands of the NCAA."
The Pokes travel to Lamar this coming Saturday to close out their regular season, in hopes that it won't be their last game.
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